The Penn State Great Valley MBA program consists of 45 credits. Based on previous undergraduate or graduate coursework, students may receive an exemption for up to 15 credits of foundation course work, as well as the pre-program requirement.
Three open electives enable students to customize their program to meet their particular career interests, or earn a graduate certificate.
Courses are offered in seven-week sessions. Classes meet two evenings per week in a face-to-face format or in a blended format with an online component. There are six seven-week sessions each academic year.
Students may begin at the start of any session and can expect to complete their degree in 2-3 years going part-time, or 12-18 months if going full-time.
Students admitted fall 2009 or after must successfully complete the SARI (Scholarship and Research Integrity) requirement of the Penn State degree in order to graduate.
Spring 2021 Course Offerings
Spring I Term
Pre-Program Requirement (if required for admission):
- BUSAD 801 - Statistical Analysis for Managerial Decision Making
(formerly BUSAD 501)
- BUSAD 523 - Prices and Markets
- MGMT 501 - Behavioral Science in Business
Organizational and Industrial Contexts
- MGMT 841 – Human Resource Management
(formerly MGMT 541)
- BADM 828 - Negotiations
- BUSAD 555 - Full Range Leadership
- BUSAD 556 - Diversity Leadership
- BUSAD 837 - Managing Digital Enterprises
(formerly BUSAD 537)
- MBADM 815 - Ethical & Responsible Business Leadership
(formerly BUSAD 551 Business, Ethics, and Society)
- MGMT 873 - Corporate Innovation Strategies
Spring II Term
- ACCTG 800 - Financial and Managerial Accounting
(formerly ACCTG 511)
- BA 800 - Marketing Management
(formerly MKTG 500)
- BA 810 - Supply Chain and Operations Management
(formerly OPMGT 510)
- MBADM 820 - Financial Management
(formerly FIN 531)
- BUSAD 542 - Global Intercultural Management
- BUSAD 822 – New Ventures Start-up
(formerly BUSAD 522)
- BUSAD 882 – Social Entrepreneurship & Community Leadership
(formerly BUSAD 582)
- MGMT 871 - Strategic Management
(formerly MGMT 571)
Spring Full Term
- MGMT 507 - Positive Organizational Behavior (WC online***)
GV = Great Valley Campus
AB = Abington Campus
BK = Berks Campus
NY = Navy Yard Location
WC = World Campus (online)
*Open electives may be selected from the full array of courses offered by the Management Division with the exception of the pre-program and foundation courses from which the student has been granted exemption. (Certain courses offered by other programs may also be approved if applicable to the students program.) Controlled courses may require Division approval before enrolling; contact your adviser or [email protected] if you have questions about specific courses.
** GV/AB/BK = Delivered in part with the Video Learning Network
***Consult with the Management Division about World Campus courses
****Students may be exempted from BUSAD 801 (formerly BUSAD 501) if they demonstrate successful completion of a Statistical Analysis course at the undergraduate or graduate level. For more information contact the Program Manager at [email protected] or call 610-648-3248.
Note: The University reserves the right to cancel/change courses owing to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. Please note GV/BK (Great Valley Campus/Berks Campus) courses are delivered in part via Video Learning Network. Please note: Courses meeting one day a week should expect to have course commitments through course end date.